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October News

University Club


Last Month at a Glance

Counter clockwise from top: 1-4 Mud Crab Dinner w/ Iain Riggs 
Piedmont/Nebbiolo Masterclass w/ Sally Macgill.

Forthcoming events

11 October - Bindi Masterclass w/ Michael Dhillon (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

20 October - Melbourne City Wine Clubs Challenge - RACV City Club.  (For more information or contact reception)

25 October - Quiz Night 

26 October - Early Music Dinner, presented by TarraWarra Estate (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

26 October - Book Club held by Jacky Angus BIO (12:30pm) & HPP (6:00pm)

1 November - Melbourne Cup Day at University House (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

9 November - US Election Event (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

15 November - Bass Phillip Wine Dinner w/ Phillip Jones (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

18 November - University House Champagne Expo (Buy tickets here or contact reception)

To view all of our upcoming events, see what's on!

Amour Me Tue
Early Music Dinner 

Cassandre - Marie - Hélène

'Le Prince des poètes and le poète des Princes'

A program of love songs, lute solos, French chansons and poetry based on the life and work of Pierre de Ronsard. 

Wednesday October 26, 2016 from 6:30pm
Members $85, Guests $95
RSVP 8344 5254,, or register online here.

Member news 

Annual General Meeting
University House's 63rd AGM will be held at 12.30pm on Thursday November 10. For more information, click here

Under rule 21 of the Constitution, the election of Office Bearers and the General Committee will take place before the AGM. 

To nominate for positions of Office Bearers and the General Committee, please use this form and return the form no later than 5pm on Monday October 31.

Wine news 

We had so many fabulous wine events in September. Many of our members came along to the Melbourne Piano Trio Recital Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck, the Brokenwood Mud Crab Dinner with Iain Riggs, the Piedmont/Nebbiolo Masterclass with Sally Macgill and the Guigal Masterclass with Brett Crittenden (pictured above). 
Brokenwood Wines order form.

Piedmont/Nebbiolo Wines order form

Guigal Wines order form

Piper-Heidsieck order form.

October Mixed Dozen order form.

Bindi Masterclass w/ Michael Dhillon

‘Bindi’, 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, is the family property of the Dhillon family. Originally purchased in the 1950s as part of the larger grazing farm ‘Bundaleer’, ‘Bindi’ is a 170 hectare farm of which 7 hectares are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Michael Dhillon will present the just released 2015 Bindi wines, including Quartz Chardonnay and Original Vineyard and Block 5 Pinot Noirs, plus some reserve wines from Bindi's cellar.

Thursday October 11, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Places limited.
RSVP 8344 5254,, or register online here

Melbourne City Wine Clubs Challenge

The evening is an opportunity to represent the Club in an entertaining and educational wine and food environment.

Teams of 6-8 will taste 2 brackets of wines (4 whites and 4 reds, local and international). Points will be awarded for accurately identifying variety, region, vintage and producer. The winning team will receive prizes and the accolades of their colleagues and competitors. Their winning Club will hold the University House Cup for one year and have the right to host the City Club Wine Challenge the following year.

There is no limit to the number of teams we can enter!

RACV City Club
501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Thursday October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.
$95 per head which includes wines, dinner and prizes. 
RSVP 8344 5254,

Bass Phillip Wine Dinner w/ Phillip Jones

The founder and current winemaker Phillip Jones commenced his career as a research engineer. After becoming a passionate winemaker, Phillip has maintained a scientific approach to his winemaking, and as a result, wines at Bass Phillip are handcrafted with rigorous quality control. However the story doesn't end there, the real essence of Bass Phillip’s winemaking is to allow the forces of nature to maintain control. Minimal human intervention is practiced wherever possible – no irrigation/pesticides/fertilisers, minimal pumping/ filtration, natural yeast, no fining agents.

Phillip will be joining us on the night for a special menu paired with a selection of Bass Phillip's wonderful wines. 

Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 6:00pm
$85 Members, $95 Guests
RSVP 8344 5254,, or register online here.

Club By-Law

We would like to remind members that visitors eligible for University House membership can be signed in to the Club as a guest a maximum of four times per annum.

Staff Fund

Most members will be aware that towards the end of each year, in lieu of tips, members are encouraged to contribute to our Staff Fund. In fact, contributions can be made throughout the year. Forms are available at front office, Professors' Walk. 


We would love to hear your thoughts on what you would like to see in the monthly newsletter. Please send any newsletter feedback to John Macaulay.

We look forward to seeing you in the Club soon!

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